• Jan 30 , 2013
  • To purchase a $250 VIP ticket or $90 premium seating ticket, please contact Michael Reingold at the Thurnauer School directly at 201-408-1461 or via email at mreingold@jccotp.org. $25: Student tickets (under 18 years). Please enter the following discount code at checkout: student411

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The 23rd Annual Gift of Music Gala Benefit Concert

The JCC Thurnauer School of Music is thrilled to present its 23rd Annual Gift of Music Gala Benefit Concert with multiple Grammy Award winner, Paquito D’Rivera and his latin jazz ensemble! The benefit will include a very special tribute to Avi and Dr. Galit M. Sacajiu, beloved friends of Thurnauer and extraordinary humanitarians.

The Grand Finale will include more than 100 Thurnauer students performing alongside Mr. D’Rivera and his latin jazz ensemble in an original composition entitled Mambo Vivo, arranged especially for our students by composer and jazz musician Elio Villafranca!

The Gift of Music Gala Benefit Concert honors great artistry as it celebrates the Thurnauer School of Music’s achievements, raises funds, and advocates for music education for all children. This most important fund raising event provides scholarships, supports all our school’s programs and underwrites more than 120 free performances each year. Sponsorships support our 15-year Music Discovery Partnership with the Englewood Public School District which has been cited by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation as “one of the finest in the state.”

Your support at our primary fundraiser of the year will help ALL children receive the quality music education they deserve! Please join us for this very special evening.

About the JCC Thurnauer School of Music

The JCC Thurnauer School of Music, New Jersey’s leading community music school, has been named a Major Arts Institution by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts - a designation reserved for the most distinguished arts organizations. Open to everyone with a desire to learn music, it offers a comprehensive program of private lessons for students of all ages on every instrument and voice, plus musicianship classes and orchestral, choral, jazz, and chamber ensembles. Concert and master class artists have included Glenn Dicterow, Pinchas Zukerman, Wynton Marsalis, Joshua Bell, Yefim Bronfman, Paquito D’Rivera, Mark O’Connor, and Alan Gilbert and musicians from the New York Philharmonic, Francisco J. Núñez, Colin and Eric Jacobsen, and many others. Recipient of a special award for “excellence and high standards” from The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the JCC Thurnauer School of Music is a member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education. It is an integral part of the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, a non-profit organization serving more than 20,000 people annually from Bergen County and beyond.


Event Times

  • January 30, 2013 7:30 PM Add